“Diligence and production volume,” spent on Crysis 2 “makes it so much better than Crysis,” says Yerli

Tuesday, 8th February 2011 17:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crytek’s Cevat Yerli has said the PC version of Crysis 2 is in every respect a “PC game,” and since the budget for the sequel was higher than the last outing, “PC gamers will get a better game,” because of it.

Speaking with Edge, Yerli said Crysis 2 also won’t suffer from inferior textures or any multiplatform trappings.

“You know what’s funny? When we released Crysis, back then people didn’t judge it for [it's textures],” said Yerli. “I’m frustrated about this. We said it was a game that was pushing boundaries, which would stay relevant in the future, and all we got was a backlash: ‘This game doesn’t run!’ Then games came out for the same hardware that weren’t running at all, or were choppy and whatnot despite low-res graphics. Yet we were the bad guys for pushing PC graphics, making it too expensive to play. Whatever we do seems to be wrong.

“Anyway, will Crysis 2 have hi-res textures; will it get blurry? Crysis 2 will have a PC version that’s a PC game. We’re going to push it as much as the engine can take. It’ll be at least as beautiful as Crysis, but the context is different. It’s New York. Not a jungle, but an urban jungle. You have to understand that the budget for Crysis was much lower than for Crysis 2. We could spend much more on Crysis 2 because we expected to sell more through multiplatform development. So PC gamers will get a better game out of that; it isn’t just take, it’s also give. The gameplay has received much more research about accessibility, streamlining and making it more fun, but also making it deeper.

“So every angle is improved. The amount of diligence and production volume we’ve spent makes it so much better than Crysis.

“In my opinion – it’s superior from every angle. But this isn’t necessarily a game you can’t play today, or where you need another two years to max it out. That’s not the approach this time. Now, it’s more like we want to give you the best PC experience with current high-end equipment. So if you bought the last high-end graphics card, you’re going to get a blast out of it. Likewise, the minimum-spec experience will be of a far higher quality than Crysis was.”

Crysis 2 releases on March 22 in NA and March 25 in Europe for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.



  1. blackdreamhunk

    well we will see when it comes out

    #1 4 years ago
  2. back_up

    shame on crytek for not showing support for PS3

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    i Just hope that SP to be as long as first crysis or longer …

    #3 4 years ago
  4. xInFeRnO

    Well wont know this until the game comes out, because everything we’ve seen so far disproves of what he says here.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    “The gameplay has received much more research about accessibility, streamlining and making it more fun, but also making it deeper.”

    Yep, the gameplay is definitely more accessible. Its gameplay over 20 million people accessed since 2009 and about 18 million re-accessed in 2010. ;)

    Not sure about deeper though.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. sickgamer

    will see ;)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. MegaGeek1

    Man this guy bigs me sometimes. Every interview I read he is either telling gamers what they want or bitching about the backlash he gets for it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. xino

    I think Crysis 1 on pc looks better than Crysis 2:/

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DSB

    I really couldn’t be more underwhelmed by Cryteks PR leading up to this whole thing.

    I’ve never seen a developer be that snide while having so little to really show for it.

    They expect everybody to worship them based on their capacity for graphics? You’re GAMES developers. If you sell games to gamers, they’re going to want to play them. You’ve seen most there is to see within 5 minutes, and then it’s time to wreak havoc and have fun.

    I think the real truth is that a lot of engine wizards out there could do exactly what Cryteks done if that was really their aim, I just think they’re more concerned with putting together rewarding games that will run on a lot of machines.

    I loved Farcry, but they’ve yet to follow that up with something beyond flashy graphics and a fatal dose of arrogance.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. lucascane

    Crysis2 has better tech level than crysis. I bet crysis2(PC) beat everything in Crysis.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    “Yep, the gameplay is definitely more accessible. Its gameplay over 20 million people accessed since 2009 and about 18 million re-accessed in 2010.”

    So what gameplay is from COD that is in Crysis? Can you jump higher or use invisibility or have more strength in Call Of duty? I think not =\

    So what mechanics are borrowed from CoD? Shooting? :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: Even more proof that you’re stupid.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. blackdreamhunk

    the difference between cod and crysis great video here

    Crysis VS Call of Duty 4: A Video Commentary

    #13 4 years ago
  14. loki

    Fuck you Yerli and you buggy Crysis 2

    #14 4 years ago
  15. HauntaVirus

    The game is not even out yet…The whole point of a beta is to work out the issues.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Malmer

    Calling people stupid because they don’t agree (#12)?
    Insulting developers with cuss words (#14)?

    vg247 don’t need that childish level of conversation.

    I’m simply gonna say that I look forward to this game, and believe CryTek knows what they are doing and are creating a great game, that may or may not have some texture popping on consoles. No big deal. Won’t pass final judgement until the game is out.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Keivz

    I’m generally not a fan of the FPS genre but I thoroughly enjoyed Crysis 1. From the looks of things the sequel will be ‘improved from every angle.’ Really looking forward to it.

    #17 4 years ago

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